13 Sights in Lima, Peru (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Lima, Peru. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Lima, Peru.

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1. Casona de San Marcos

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The Casona de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, also known as Cultural Center of the National University of San Marcos, is a large Colonial building in the city of Lima, Lima Region, Peru, where the main cultural center of the University of San Marcos operates. It currently houses various entities of importance to the university institution as a whole, such as: the Museum of Art, the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the University Theater of San Marcos (TUSM), the España de las Artes Library and the directions of Ballet, Folklore, Music, Film and Television, Band and Orchestra, and Tourism. The set of the "Casona de la Universidad de San Marcos" -which includes the famous "University Park" on its outside-, of undeniable historical and cultural importance for the city, it is part of the area and of the list of buildings of the historic center of Lima that were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1988.

Wikipedia: Casona of the National University of San Marcos (EN)

2. Casa O'Higgins

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The O 'Higgins House is a colonial-style building located in the historic center of Lima, exclusively at the pivot of trade unions, just a few meters from the Plaza de Armas square in the Peruvian capital. Named after that, because it was the house that Chilean troops and politicians spent in his youth, Bernardo O 'Higgins, who was considered the father of the Chilean state and one of the Hispanic-American liberators, was exiled to the newly independent Republic of Peru until his death in 1842 after he resigned as Chile's supreme director in 1823. Bernardo was the son of Ambrose O 'Higgins, Peru's governor from 1796 to 1801.

Wikipedia: Casa O'Higgins (Lima) (ES)

3. Diosa Feme

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In Greek mythology, Pheme, also known as Ossa in Homeric sources, was the personification of fame and renown, her favour being notability, her wrath being scandalous rumours. She was a daughter either of Gaia or of Elpis (Hope), was described as "she who initiates and furthers communication" and had an altar at Athens. A tremendous gossip, Pheme was said to have pried into the affairs of mortals and gods, then repeated what she learned, starting off at first with just a dull whisper, but repeating it louder each time, until everyone knew. In art, she was usually depicted with wings and a trumpet.

Wikipedia: Pheme (EN)

4. La Libertad

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Libertad is a bronze sculpture located in the French Square in the historic center of Lima (Peru). It was designed by French sculptor Ren é bertrand-bout é e in 1926 and cast by Eugßnesoleau. This is a single bronze sculpture, about 2 meters high, depicting a standing female figure, wearing a slight robe and a laurel wreath on her head. It is mounted on a 4.30-meter-high base. Sculpture and French Square were declared as monumental buildings of urban environment in 1972. In 2018, it was declared as a national cultural heritage in 2018.

Wikipedia: Estatua de La Libertad (Lima) (ES)

5. Plaza San Martín

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Plaza San Martín Ministerio de Defensa del Perú / CC BY 2.0

The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union. Its central monument gives homage to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.

Wikipedia: Plaza San Martín, Lima (EN)

6. Casa de Osambela

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The Casa de Osambela is a building built during the colonial era of Peru. It stands on the old Novitiate of the Dominican fathers, destroyed by the earthquake of 1746, and part of the garden, facing the Calle de la Veracruz in the historic center of the city of Lima. It is one of the largest mansions in the center of Lima and is notable for its wide façade and excellent quality balconies.

Wikipedia: Casa de Osambela (EN)

7. Pinacoteca Pancho Fierro

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The Ignacio Merino Municipal Gallery, commonly known as the Lime Gallery, is the principal institution managed by the Municipality of Lima and is responsible for promoting, from its artistic funds and technical resources, the inclusive formation, experimentation and research, knowledge generation, artistic creation and cultural exchange space among the population of Lima, Peru.

Wikipedia: Pinacoteca Municipal Ignacio Merino (ES)

8. Museo Electoral y de la Democracia

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The Electoral and Democracy Museum is a public museum created in 2005 and located at the headquarters of the National Jury of Elections (JNE) in the historic center of Lima. Its mission is to preserve, investigate, exhibit and disseminate part of the heritage related to the electoral history of Peru of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Wikipedia: Museo Electoral y de La Democracia (ES)

9. Combate del Dos de Mayo

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The monument to the May 2 battle is located in the oval of the square of the same name in Lima, Peru. It was developed to pay tribute to G á lvezeegusquiza and was declared a national cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture in 2018. On behalf of the brotherhood of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Wikipedia: Monumento conmemorativo del combate del Dos de Mayo (ES)

10. Museo Señor de los Milagros

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The Museum of the King of Miracles is a museum dedicated to the dedication of the King of Miracles, painted by Angolan slaves in 1651. It is headquartered within the Nazarenas Abbey complex, at the Huancavelica fulcrum in the historic center of Lima. It opened on October 17, 2014.

Wikipedia: Museo Señor de los Milagros (ES)

11. Museo de Arte de San Marcos (UNMSM)

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The National University of San Marco Museum of Art is an academic institution located within the Lima Fence in Lima, Peru. The museum collects, preserves, displays and studies the historical and artistic heritage of the University, Peru and humankind.

Wikipedia: Museo de Arte (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) (ES)

12. Hipólito Unanue

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Hipólito Unanue Peter Burka / CC BY-SA 2.0

The hipelito unanue monument is a sculpture complex located in the Peruvian capital city of Lima. Made by sculptor Manuel Piqueras Cotoli. It was completed in University Park on July 29, 1931 and declared as a national cultural heritage in 2018.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Hipólito Unanue (ES)

13. Basílica Santuario Santa Rosa de Lima

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The Lime Rose Sanctuary is a religious temple dedicated to Catholic worship of the Lime Rose. Located in Lima, Peru. The temple is part of the Lime Historic Center and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.

Wikipedia: Santuario de Santa Rosa de Lima (ES)

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